SF Good Questions: How Should I Reupholster My Chairs?

SF Good Questions: How Should I Reupholster My Chairs?

leslie
Jun 19, 2008

AT:SF, I bought this teak dining set off of craigslist recently and I would like to reupholster the chairs. (Please be aware that this is the seller's photo. It does not represent my space at all.) I'd like to ask the AT design gurus what could I use to reupholster my chairs without it being too bold and trendy? I'd like something mod to match the style of my chairs, but I'd also like to keep in mind that if I do reupholster them, I'd like to keep them that way for at least a few years (or until the student loans are paid off!!)...

...My kitchen is mostly white with an accent wall painted medium tan-brown (landlord's choice, not mine). Ignoring the brown (because I can't paint), I've kept most things white and placed pops of colour through the room (red hanging planter, apple green and navy table runner on a white sideboard, lots of plants/seedlings, etc). I've got big bright windows with a lot of afternoon sun that really warms up the room in the nicest way.

I was already leaning towards a nice warmer grey to go with the grey and orange colour palatte that I love so much. I'm unsure whether or not this would be too dark against the teak. I seem to have no trouble deciding on accents in a room, but when it comes to bigger things, I tend to hesitate. Help!

Thanks for the constant inspiration!
-Maria

Anyone have advice for Maria?

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